vikter på upp till 70 ton

07:38 May 11, 2017
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Swedish term or phrase: vikter på upp till 70 ton
The text contains many references to "ton" in plural, like:
"D-värdet är 260 kN och rekommenderas för bruttovikter på fordonståg upp till 70 ton på dåliga vägar och 150 ton på bra vägar."

Translator suggests: "...weights of up to 70 ton..."

We are debating whether "ton" should have a plural "s" in UK English?

This question is not about ton/tonne, because the client termbase already specifies which to use.

But I wonder if there is any manual of style or general understanding whether the plural "s" can be omitted or not.
Jan Sundström
Local time: 17:28

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5 +1gross weights up to 70 tonnes
Per-Erik Nordström
5weighs anything up to 70 tons
Tariq Khader (X)

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weighs anything up to 70 tons

As Chris said. Ton is a slang way of saying £100

Tariq Khader (X)
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:28
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gross weights up to 70 tonnes

Av sammanhanget förstår man att det är bruttovikter det handlar om. För att undvika missförstånd bör metriskt ton skrivas tonne(s). Se webbreferens nedan. Ton betecknar ett gammalt engelskt mått på 1016 kg.

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Per-Erik Nordström
Local time: 17:28
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agree  ortholingua: Precis. However, one may also write metric ton, which is acceptable both in British and in American English.
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